Posts Tagged ‘washburn’

A legacy of support

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Reflecting a partnership with General Mills dating back more than a century, Washburn Center for Children broke ground on a new mental health facility Tuesday in Minneapolis. “The new facility will allow us to grow and enhance the work we do to serve children,” says Linda Smith, Development and External Relations director. “The need is [...]

The explosion that changed milling

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The evening of May 2, 1878 at the Washburn “A” mill – the largest mill of its time in the U.S. – began as any other as the day shift crews left the Minneapolis mill and the smaller night crew clocked in. But at around 7 p.m. – flour dust in the air ignited and [...]

Shipping flour around the world

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It’s one thing to ship our products within the U.S. – usually a fairly simple process today of getting something from one city to the other – but our glimpse into the General Mills Archives this week shows that shipping used to be very complicated. Especially for flour shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in the [...]

Founder of General Mills

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Back in the 1850s, when Cadwallader C. Washburn first gazed upon the rushing waters of the St. Anthony Falls along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, he gasped, envisioning the 16-foot waterfall as a great source of power that, if harnessed, could drive the wheels of industry in what would become the state of Minnesota. But [...]